Romantic getaways are a great way for you and that special someone to connect. There are tons of great places around the world to enjoy a romantic trip and there are oodles of romantic destinations in the US.
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Table of Contents
- Best Romantic Getaways in the USA
- 1. Maui, HI
- 2. Kauai, HI
- 3. Napa Valley, CA
- 4. Aspen, CO
- 5. Charleston, SC
- 6. Savannah, GA
- 7. Lana’i, HI
- 8. Sedona, AZ
- 9. Monterey, CA
- 10. Cape Cod, MA
- 11. Cooperstown, NY
- 13. Yellowstone, WY
- 14. Yosemite, CA
- 15. San Francisco, CA
- 16. New York City, NY
- 17. Honolulu, HI
- 18. Washington D.C.
- 19. San Diego, CA
- 20. Walt Disney World, FL
- 21. New Orleans, LA
- 22. Las Vegas, NV
- 23. Jackson, WY
- 24. Chicago, IL
- 25. Anchorage, AK
- 26. Austin, TX
- 27. Minnesota
- 28. Boston, MA
- 29. Denver, CO
- 30. Madison, WI
- 31. Seattle, WA
- 32. Houston, TX
- 33. Philadelphia, PA
- 34. San Antonio, TX
- 35. Nashville, TN
- 36. Florida Keys, FL
- 37. San Jose, CA
- 38. Dallas, TX
- 39. Memphis, TN
- 40. Charlotte, NC
- 41. Fort Worth, TX
- 42. Tampa, FL
- 43. Salt Lake City, UT
- 44. Tucson, AZ
- 45. Cleveland, OH
- 46. Pittsburgh, PA
- 47. Shenandoah National Park, VA
- 48. Santa Barbara, CA
- 49. Wichita, KS
- 50. Des Moines, IA
Best Romantic Getaways in the USA
1. Maui, HI
Maui is one of the best places for romantic trips for couples. This Hawaiian island has so many stunning beaches, waterfalls, and rainforests to explore, as well as tons of romantic resorts.
Among the most romantic things to see and do in Maui are watching the sunrise at Haleakala National Park, driving the breathtaking Road to Hana Maui, and taking part in a traditional Maui Luau.
For an unforgettable couples getaway, book yourself a Maui Helicopter Tour.
2. Kauai, HI
Kauai is another Hawaiian island that is one of the romantic getaways in the USA. There are so many sandy beaches and adventures to be had along the Na Pali Coast.
The most romantic sites you can find are the Mahaulepu beaches, Lydgate Beach Park, and Kuilau Ridge Trail.
If you’re looking for romantic accommodations, check out Grand Hyatt Kauaʻi Resort & Spa. They have an adults-only pool area and the Anara Spa, where you can receive luxurious spa treatments or a couples massage.
3. Napa Valley, CA
Napa County is in California, and Viatravelers has a lot of love for this super romantic vacation destination.
One of the reasons Napa Valley is the perfect romantic getaway, (apart from the quaint towns, romantic hotels, and gorgeous countryside to enjoy a romantic stroll) is that it is the most famous wine country in the US. Millions visit Napa Valley for wine tasting as well as fine dining.
The perfect romantic trip or honeymoon can be had at one of Napa’s many vineyards, several of which offer accommodation.
If not a vineyard, there are plenty of other boutique and luxury accommodations, many with private balconies that look out over the Valley.
4. Aspen, CO
Aspen is one of the more romantic getaways for couples who love mountain and winter sports. This place is perfect for romantic weekend winter vacations.
Conditions are perfect for ski trips and snowboarding from early fall through late spring – and some peaks remain snowy all year round.
Aspen is also a great place to kick back and relax. Snuggle around a fire pit at the St. Regis Aspen Resort or take a lazy stroll to one of Aspen’s coffee shops.
5. Charleston, SC
Charleston, South Carolina flies well under the radar when it comes to romantic cities.
Oozing Southern charm you can take romantic rides in horse-drawn carriages, enjoy a romantic stroll along the cobblestone streets, and admire stunning pastel antebellum houses on walking tours.
There are also ample opportunities to enjoy a romantic meal on a romantic evening out in Charleston. Because of the fantastic weather, there are typically indoor and outdoor dining venues all year round.
6. Savannah, GA
There are a few reasons Georgia is the subject of so many romantic songs – Savannah, Georgia is one of them. This romantic city is home to top tourist attractions like Bonaventure Cemetery, as well as breathtaking scenery.
But what Savannah is really all about when it comes to being one of the most romantic cities in the US is the romantic dining scene.
If you need to relax after a heavy feast, get facials or a couples massage at the super romantic Sweet Water Spa.
7. Lana’i, HI
Lana’i is another island in Hawaii that makes this list of most romantic getaways in the USA because of its near-perfect weather, relaxed vibe, stunning scenery, heavenly beaches, world-class restaurants, and beachside hotels *phew*.
Super romantic escapes can be had at the Four Season Resort Lana’i.
8. Sedona, AZ
There are tons of great places to go hiking or mountain biking and take pictures along the way, such as the hiking trails around Airport Mesa or Red Rock State Park.
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9. Monterey, CA
Monterey is one of the most romantic getaways in the USA. This place is situated on the central California Coast. Exploring the beaches and hiking the serene countryside is highly recommended for active couples.
There are even opportunities to book romantic horseback riding excursions!
10. Cape Cod, MA
Grab dinner on a romantic date at the Orleans Waterfront Inn & Restaurant.
The Captain’s House Inn in Chatham is one of the most romantic hotels in the area. This secluded historic hotel features lush gardens where you can enjoy a romantic picnic.
11. Cooperstown, NY
Cooperstown is in New York, USA, and is another delightful romantic destination on the East Coast. The town is known for its charming historic architecture as well as the beautiful Blackbird Bay.
Apart from its cute, romantic atmosphere, Cooperstown is a great place to go if you’re into ghosts or the supernatural. Sign up for a ghost tour around the town, or book a room at the Otesaga Resort Hotel.
Not only is this classy old accommodation very reasonably priced for a luxury stay, but they also have a romantic restaurant and it’s supposed to be one of the most haunted hotels in the US!
12. Grand Canyon, AZ
Grand Canyon is one of the most famous and breathtaking landmarks in the US – little wonder it is one of the most popular destinations in the country for vacations of all sorts, especially romantic getaways, weddings, and honeymoons.
Grand Canyon National Park is a great place for outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy a romantic escape. You can follow the hiking trails, go mountain biking, spot birds and wildlife as well as camp under the stars.
If you feel like seeing the Grand Canyon up close, but don’t feel like doing any of the walking, book an unforgettable helicopter tour – and don’t forget your camera!
13. Yellowstone, WY
Yellowstone National Park is mostly in Wyoming and also spread into some parts of Idaho and Montana too. Yellowstone is famous for alpine rivers, natural hot springs and geysers, dramatic canyons, and dense forests.
It is a truly magnificent place to lose yourselves on a camping or kayaking trip in this stunning wilderness.
14. Yosemite, CA
Yosemite National Park in California is one of our favorite National Parks. We could go on about it for days.
Again, this is a place of outstanding natural beauty and diverse landscapes. It makes for an amazing couple’s camping trip, but there are also a number of great hotels and resorts in the area.
There are many wonderful spots for honeymoon couples to stay such as Big Trees Lodge, and the Majestic Yosemite Hotel.
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15. San Francisco, CA
San Francisco is one of the most romantic cities on the West Coast. Arguably the most notable feature of Northern California, this city is a cultural hub, filled with fantastic museums, galleries, and top tourist attractions, like Alcatraz Island.
Alcatraz is a top spot for couples, especially for the live events held there such as concerts and comedy gigs.
San Franciso is also home to amazing restaurants, and plenty of luxury hotels and vacation rentals. The Inn San Francisco is a super romantic BnB that comes with its own private hot tub.
16. New York City, NY
New York City is the city that never sleeps, and arguably the cultural capital of the world.
As well as unforgettable landmark tourist attractions like The Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building and the Brooklyn Bridge, NYC has countless museums and galleries, some of the best restaurants, and street food on the planet, every top retailer known to man and Broadway!
Taking in a Broadway show is one of the most popular things to do for a romantic date or weekend getaway in the city.
17. Honolulu, HI
Honolulu is one of the most romantic tropical cities in the US, is situated on Oahu in Hawaii.
There are tons of beachfront resorts (like the stunning Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort) where you can kick back and relax, as well as having easy access to the soft sand beaches for sunbathing snorkeling, and scuba diving. There’s also a pretty big fly fishing scene here.
18. Washington D.C.
Washington, D.C. is one of the most romantic getaways in the US for quick and/or quiet escapes.
It’s not all political humbuggery in D.C. (although you can bet there is a fair amount of that going on behind closed doors), as there are a number of beautiful parks in and around the nation’s capital to enjoy a walk or romantic picnic.
There are also tons of photo-worthy landmarks all over D.C., many of which can be enjoyed on a walking tour, or using the city’s brilliant public transport.
See Related: Tips for Traveling to Washington DC on a Budget
19. San Diego, CA
San Diego, California has many beaches, a warm climate, beautiful parks, marvelous galleries and museums, great shopping, and some of the best restaurants in California.
20. Walt Disney World, FL
Orlando, Florida is one of the most magical places on Earth; Walt Disney World. It is a no-brainer why this place is so popular with young couples and newlyweds.
I, an ex-army Disneyland/World virgin until the age of 26, could barely keep myself from crying with childlike glee as I wandered around this fairy tale land with my boo for the first time.
There are no cynics in Disney World.
There is more reason than ever to visit, with the recent opening of the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser, a unique immersive hotel, where guests play a part in their very own Star War adventure!
21. New Orleans, LA
New Orleans is situated in Louisiana on the Mississippi River, and it’s one heck of a party town for raucous romantic vacations! For a romantic vacation like no other, you have to visit New Orleans during Mardi Gras.
One of the main reasons couples visit New Orleans, (apart from the architecture, culture, and unrivaled jazz scene) is the food. New Orleans is a town best explored through the cuisine.
With French, Cajun, Creole, Spanish, and Hatian influences the food in New Orleans is to die fro
The top places to visit are August, Bacchanal Fine Wine & Spirits, Cafe Amelie, Bayona, and the world-famous Cafe Du Monde.
22. Las Vegas, NV
Las Vegas is a town that needs no introduction, and I have been there for every sort of vacation including a wedding, honeymoon, and romantic getaway.
There is something for everyone in Vegas, y’know aside from the slots or tables.
You can see comedy performances or risque circus shows. You can enjoy a romantic dinner at any one of the city’s incredible eateries, explore the museums and historical walking tours.
You can drive supercars, and dune buggies or shoot machine guns. You can play rounds of golf for days, go skydiving, and do bungee jumping. You can go horseback riding or kayaking around the Hoover Dam, or Lord it over the world from your own private helicopter tour!
You can get married by Elvis!
Yeah, there’s something for everyone in Vegas, and the accommodation options are legion.
23. Jackson, WY
Jackson is a stunning mountain town in Wyoming, home to the incredible Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.
There are tons of things to do here all year round, with incredible summer hiking excursions and some of the best skiing in the country during winter.
Check their calendar, as they also host live music events here!
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24. Chicago, IL
Chicago, Illinois, the one and only Windy City, is a great city in the Midwest for a cultural getaway.
This surprisingly attractive city is famous for its mobster history, its St. Patricks Day celebrations, its theatre and art scene, world-class galleries and museums, and having some FAT pizza.
There are tons of great landmarks and attractions for couples to explore, many of which can be accessed using one of several city passes available in Chicago.
For a once-in-a-lifetime wedding night experience, (and a solid post-wedding breakfast), do your selves a favor a book a night at the famous Waldorf Astoria Chicago.
25. Anchorage, AK
Anchorage, Alaska is one of the most romantic getaways outside the continental US. It is a remarkable eclectic town where cultures from all corners of the world collide.
This means you can find some amazing food here, especially sushi. In fact, anything seafood in Anchorage is almost guaranteed to be the best meal you’ll ever have. The moose isn’t bad either.
Anchorage is home to some stunning natural scenery too, as well as being a great base camp to access Juneau, Fairbanks, and the absolutely vast Denali National Park.
26. Austin, TX
The bohemian holdout of Austin, Texas is a great place for couples who enjoy typically great weather (typically, eh Ted Cruz?), amazing food, walking tours, art galleries, parks and wicked excursions, live music, and of course, Rooster Teeth.
Hallowed ground for netizens, and gamers, Halo, machinima, and anime fans alike, Rooster Teeth’s RTX is one of the most popular festivals for young couples in Austin.
Austin is also a great place to chill. Check out the Lake Austin Spa Resort, located in the Texas Hill Country.
Minnesota, the land of 10,000 lakes, is one of the US’s best-kept secrets in terms of a couples getaway or romantic weekend. There are so many things to do in Minnesota.
First, you’ve got the Twin Cities, of lively Minneapolis and chilled out Saint Paul, both towns chock full of great eateries, bars, and museums. You’ll also be a short hop from the largest mall in the country, the Mall of America.
Small town Minnesota is also pretty awesome when it comes to the perfect romantic getaway. The historic town of Stillwater is one of the most stunning cities with great restaurants, cute historic hotels, boutiques, bars, and views to melt the heart.
Even further North, you’ll find Minnesota’s crown jewel – the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. A massive expanse of unspoiled wilderness that can only be explored on foot and portaging kayaks or canoes.
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28. Boston, MA
Boston, Massachusetts is a great place to enjoy lively St. Patrick’s Day celebrations and sporting events, but this historic city is a stunning place to explore on foot and very popular with couples interested in American history.
Boston is also very popular for its nightlife. There are tons of places to hit up for a night out from banging nightclubs, and cool bars, to cozy Irish-style pubs.
For a romantic night in Boston get a room at The Lenox Hotel; a wonderful historic boutique accommodation in the heart of the action.
29. Denver, CO
Denver is the fun and captivating capital of Colorado and is famous for its culture. There is a number of top attractions, museums, and landmarks throughout this pulsing city, many of which can be accessed with one of several city passes available.
Art lovers will love the city for its numerous art galleries and abundance of unique street art.
Denver is a very easy city to navigate on foot, by bike, or by public transport. The city’s street food scene is just as incredible as its fine dining; pack sweatpants.
See Related: Denver CityPASS Review
30. Madison, WI
Far from being the flyover country that many folks see it as, Madison is a cool leafy, lakefront city on an isthmus that gives off serious European metropolis vibes.
The locals know a thing about beef and dairy here and you can enjoy a ton of yummy red meat and cheese at the farmers market.
Wisconsin is also famous for its beer, cocktails, and overall drinking culture and Madison is no different. There are tons of great bars and pubs around town where you can enjoy some of the local brews as well as no small amount of Old Fashioneds!
If you’re looking for somewhere unique to spend the night for your romantic weekend away, try the colorful IHG Indigo Hotel.
31. Seattle, WA
Seattle is the most famous and beloved city in Washington State, known for the Spece Needle, spearing the Seattle fog.
It’s a great place to enjoy a more laid-back romantic weekend getaway, by dining out at the city’s fine restaurants or chilling out in the city’s ubiquitous coffee shops.
There are also a number of great walking tours to enjoy around Seattle, as well as several top museums and world-famous art galleries.
32. Houston, TX
Houston, Texas and has many romantic places to stay like Rainbow Lodge, and The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa, as well as terrific places to indulge in some romantic dining.
Michelangelo’s Restaurant is a favorite romantic eatery in this happening Texas town, as is The Melting Pot where you can share sizzle fondue.
As well as incredible food Houston is home to incredible museums, particularly science museums. Get a Houston CityPASS, and you can get free and discounted entry at many of these top attractions.
33. Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia is another great location for a romantic weekend away. Pennsylvania’s largest city is another great destination for American history buffs, or couples looking for a quiet break without abandoning city life.
As well as top historic landmarks to visit like Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell, you can take selfies with the Rocky Balboa statue.
There are a ton of romantic restaurants to share a meal in Philly, such as Bistro Romano, Talula’s Garden, Amada, and Bistrot La Minette.
34. San Antonio, TX
San Antonio, Texas is another town that flies under the radar as a surprisingly beautiful city. Featuring a blend of modern and historic architecture and stunning scenery surrounding the city, San Antonio is complemented by its balmy weather.
Perhaps the most stunning aspect of San Antonio is the beautiful Riverwalk in the city center. Along this unique stretch that blends the very best parts of Texas, Amsterdam, and Venice you can find the Mokara Hotel & Spa.
This regal, romantic hotel is very popular for weddings and honeymoons, featuring a pool, spa, fitness center, restaurant, a rooftop cafe, and the fanciest rooms you’ll ever rest your head in.
35. Nashville, TN
Nashville, Tennessee is a fantastic spot for a romantic weekend away soaking in sappy country songs.
If you’re not hitting up the city’s bars, many of which feature live music, you should definitely take a walking tour of Nashville’s Music Row to learn more about the city’s contribution to the music industry.
You’re also just below the Mason-Dixon Line, so expect to find a ton of great Southern food here. For a romantic dinner, try Sambuca, Kayne Prime Steakhouse, or Lockeland Table.
36. Florida Keys, FL
One of the coolest honeymoons you can take in the US is booking a villa on a private island in the Florida Keys.
The Florida Keys are just a short hop from the heavenly South Beach city that is Miami and are one of the most beautiful parts of the country. They are an ideal spot to kick back and relax with your ride or die.
In Marathon, you can rent your very own private island, complete with a villa and ferry service. There you can cut yourselves off from the world and spend some quality time together!
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37. San Jose, CA
San Jose, California is among the most romantic weekend getaway destinations in the Bay Area.
It’s sort of like a less touristy San Francisco, known for its beautiful Spanish colonial revival architecture, as well as the bizarre Winchester Mystery House.
Grab a romantic meal at Siena Bistro, or Le Papillon, before booking yourselves a night at the historic, Spanish colonial-style Hayes Mansion by Hilton.
38. Dallas, TX
Dallas is a gleaming city in Texas, synonymous with glitz and glam. Consequently, Dallas has many romantic dining options such as The French Room, and The Mansion Restaurant are two of the hottest joints in town to get the romantic juices flowing.
That’s not all; you can even book romantic dinner dates on gondola rides through the Mandalay Canal and Lake Carolyn.
A truly unique night’s stay can be shared at the ultra-cool CANVAS Hotel with a fantastic onsite restaurant and a rooftop infinity pool.
39. Memphis, TN
Memphis, Tennessee is known for its pleasant weather and is another great venue for couples who love good food and good music.
The street food in Memphis is pretty great, but for a truly incredible date night, get a table at Folk’s Folly Prime Steak House.
Learn more about Tennessee’s contribution to rock n’ roll from a private Beale Street and Sun Studio guided walking tour, or you can relax with a massage for two from the Harbor Town Spa.
At the end of the day, check in to ARRIVE Memphis, a unique, chic hotel that you’ll both fall in love with.
40. Charlotte, NC
Charlotte, North Carolina is another city loved for its near-pristine weather. This lovely southern town has beautiful architecture and is known for its art scene.
There are countless art galleries scattered across the city, but the Mint Museums and The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art are both popular attractions for artistic couples.
While in Charlotte, the Dunhill Hotel is a lovely stop for the night on your romantic weekend.
41. Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth is another one of the more unexpected entries on this list of romantic getaways in the USA. This Texas city is a hidden gem with tons of great romantic things for date ideas!
There’s Fort Worth Zoo where you can take a lazy, romantic stroll among the beasts, big and small.
Barcadia is an adult arcade where you can battle it out to see who will be the videogame champion over brewskis.
If you’re less about walks or games, but liked the idea of more brewskis, Fort Worth is home to some terrific distilleries that you can tour.
42. Tampa, FL
Tampa is another glamorous Florida destination with luxury accommodation for the perfect weekend getaway.
This town is great for couples who love fresh seafood. There are a couple of great restaurants on the West Shore Marina toy have to check out.
Salt Shack on the Bay offers incredible cuisine in a casual beachfront environment where your cares melt away. Hula Bay Club offers upscale Hawaiian fare including everyone’s favorite, squishy aphrodisiac; oysters!
See Related: Tampa bay CityPASS Review
43. Salt Lake City, UT
Salt Lake City, Utah is an attractive town filled with terrific hotels and is surrounded by jaw-droppingly beautiful scenery.
Part of the reason this city is so hotel heavy is because of its close proximity to some incredible ski resorts like the fabulous Brighton Resort and natural hot springs like Crystal Hot Springs.
Suffice it to say, both are very popular with honeymooners.
44. Tucson, AZ
Tucson is a romantic getaway in Arizona with one oif the most amazing natural backdrop in the country. Because of this breathtaking landscape and near-perfect weather all year round, Tucson is a very popular honeymoon destination.
Tucson is a top location for golfers and culture vultures, and it’s also very close to Saguaro National Park.
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45. Cleveland, OH
Believe it or not, Cleveland is home to some of the most romantic eateries in the Midwest, such as Fahrenheit and Marble Room Steaks and Raw Bar.
If the pair of you are a little more low-key, you should grab yourself a table and spend a few hours at the Tabletop Board Game Cafe.
46. Pittsburgh, PA
If you and your sweety are sports fans Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania needs to be on your list of romantic places to visit.
As well as being a historic city with lots of stunning architecture, old and new Pittsburgh is a college town with a real part atmosphere, perfect for young couples!
Couples of any age, however, will love a night at the Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel.
47. Shenandoah National Park, VA
Shenandoah National Park is one of the most romantic getaways in the USA for couples into areas of outstanding natural beauty.
This majestic park is very popular for hiking, camping, fishing, nature watching, and photography.
One of the reasons this national park is popular with shutterbugs is the views of the striking Blue Ridge Mountains.
If camping in Shenandoah National Park isn’t your jam, you can always book a secluded cabin with a private hot tub and the Blue Ridge Mountains as your backdrop.
See Related: Best National Parks in the USA
48. Santa Barbara, CA
Santa Barbara is another one of the most romantic getaway cities in California. This balmy city is for those who enjoy the finer things in life.
Book a wine tasting tour around the top wineries in Santa Barbara, before dining on fresh seafood at the hip, harborside Brophy Bro’s.
For a luxurious stay, check in to the Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort.
49. Wichita, KS
Wichita, Kansas is a delightful town, with a charming history that is also a gateway to some of the country’s most beautiful landscapes.
Of course, it’s home to some of the best BBQ in the country as well, so if you and boo love brisket and ribs, get on down to Kansas town.
50. Des Moines, IA
Des Moines Iowa is another ideal romantic getaway for couples in the Midwest. The city is a young college town with a cool, cosmopolitan buzz that is infectious.
The nightlife epitomizes this. Grab yourselves some monstrous burgers and boozy milkshakes at Zombie Burger + Drink Lab, before battling it out over beers and arcade games at Up-Down: Des Moines.
Other romantic places include the famous Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden, home to over 1,200 different species of plants and frequent live music performances.
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